View Vacancy - Science & Innovation Intern - Chicago
The Science and Innovation (S&I) team in Chicago seeks a Science and Innovation Intern to provide administrative and project support. The Chicago S&I team is responsible for maintaining the UK government’s science and innovation interests in the US states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The successful candidate will work with the Head of Science & Innovation at the British Consulate-General Chicago. The Chicago team is one of 7 S&I teams throughout the US coordinated by the British Embassy in Washington, DC. Globally, the UK S&I network comprises 90 officers in 46 cities around the world.
The work of the UK S&I network is guided by the following objectives:
- Influence science and innovation policies of governments, industry and academia to benefit the UK
- Improve UK policy based on international experience and emerging opportunities and challenges
- Stimulate strategic science collaborations to benefit the UK and deliver wider policy goals
- Harness international technology partnerships and investment to grow UK
More information on the role and work of the UK Science & Innovation network is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/uk-science-and-innovation-network.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Research and report on the Midwest “offer” for priority sectors.
- Establish, manage and attend meeting series to engage with local stakeholders.
- Focus on conception and delivery of high-profile science events.
- Must be a junior or a senior in an undergraduate program, preferably in science or international relations, or enrolled in a graduate program by the start date of your internship (least 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework completed). Since this is an unpaid internship, students receiving college credit in exchange for their internships is required.
Under US State requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders, A or J1 Visa holders with valid Work Authorization Documents. If you hold a Visa other than an A or J1 Visa you are not eligible to work at the Embassy. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 21 June 2017. Please note in your cover letter if you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.
The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other category protected by law.
This opportunity is closed to applications.